Pilot standing in front of U.S. Army airplane during World War I, circa 1918. A scene from my latest novel, Blood Moon; sequel to Phantom Island.
To fly a Spitfire!
Col. Bob Morgan flew the B-17 "Memphis Bell" between the Asheville City Hall and the Buncombe County Court House departing his home town during the Bell's National War Bond Tour, 1943. The famous buildings that define the city skyline are about 74 feet apart and the B-17 has a 103 foot wing span.
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The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is a four-engine heavy bomber aircraft developed in the 1930s for the then United States Army Air Corps (USAAC). Competing against Douglas and Martin for a contract to build 200 bombers, the Boeing entry outperformed both competitors and more than met the Air Corps' expectations. 1938 wem